First, thanks for all the messages, both posted and private. Now, not to be a whiny attention seeker, but after having CML for almost 4 years now (may 2007) I've been on Gleevec for a year, Sprycel for over 2 1/2 years and now I'm shoving the 800 mg. of Tasigna. I'm constantly at my oncs. office only to repeatedly get bad, badder and now the really bad news.
I've been asked about siblings and their ability to test for HLa SCT. My only honest answer(because the wife was right there) was that none of them ever cared in the first place. Yes, people get sick. And yes, sometimes they look worse for ware. But of MY 3 sisters, only one ever calls to ask how I feel. Hey, I'm not a drama queen but at least they could show a little interest if not compassion. My wife is the only other person in my life. Yes, I told the Dr. I'd ask.
So I did quite recently. I obtained a 33% acceptance. Only one said yes. Another said"i can't right now. She just retired and is busy. The third never bothered to return my phone call. Hey, I look fine and I got all my hair. Yeah, sure you're sick Scott. Hey, one out of three ain't bad.
Peace to all of you out there, even my sibs.